People & planet
We think they're so fantastic, by 2016 we plan on only selling LEDs in our lighting department. Power is money, so together we want to save you as much as we can. We can think of better places it can go.
For every LED light bulb we sell between February 3rd and March 29, the IKEA Foundation will donate one Euro to light UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) camps in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The difference that light can make to life in a refugee camp is huge - for example, it makes it safer for women and girls to move around at night, and it lets children study and families eat together after the sun goes down. Things we all take for granted. With most of the occupants in these UNHCR camps being children, we think they deserve a little light.
We're pleased to welcome UNHCR representitives in store on Fridays and Saturdays until March 23 to share stories about their work and the difference that we can all make. Make sure you visit them in our Showroom entrance. We're growing and learning all the time, so keep checking back for what's new on this page."
There's no need to toss recycling into the 'too hard' basket. With our RATIONELL waste sorting system you can separate your recyclables right away in your kitchen. This avoids contaminating your recyclables with general waste. And the good old organic compost waste pays dividends with healthy soil for your garden.
The bins are easy to lift and carry out to the bin, and lids lock in odours from organic waste. RATIONELL is made to fit 40, 60 or 80 cm base cabinets.
You'll find our car park recycling point on the side of the bank of lifts to our Returns and Exchanges department.
We believe we have some of the most committed, talented and creative people working for us. Every one of our permanent co-workers has access to one day of volunteer leave to work in the local community each year.
Do you have an opportunity for a team of IKEA co-workers in your charity or local community group? Take a look at the selection criteria on out People and Communities webpage then email a completed request form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF is the world's largest provider of vaccinations for developing countries and also supports child health and nutrition work, good water, sanitation, quality basic education and protection of children from violence, exploitation and HIV.
HeartKids strives to improve the lives of kids affected by Childhood Heart Disease by providing high quality, caring support, information and advocacy and to give hope by driving world class research. Childhood Heart Disease is the biggest killer of Australian children under the age of 1.
Don't forget to keep swiping your IKEA FAMILY card!
- Olivia Ross, IKEA Head of Sustainability Communication.
Classified as an oily fish, lax is considered to be healthy due to its high protein and Omega 3 fatty acid content, which are important for brain function. Lax also has lots of vitamin D for healthy bones and muscles.
IKEA has committed to source salmon only from ASC certified (Aquaculture stewardship council) farms by August 2015 at the latest.